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Liveaboard Dive Trips to Thailand

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DiveRACE welcomes you on board.

Started since 2009 and serving thousands of guests, we are the best scuba diving liveaboard operator that provides safe and hassle free dive trips to Thailand. We believe that going on scuba liveaboard trips should be easy and comfortable without breaking the bank. We sail you to the most picturesque dive sites with our liveaboard and provide the best dive trip experience. Wake up and smell the ocean. DiveRACE welcomes you on board.

DiveRACE has been operating the Similan Islands since 2009 and is well known for providing comfort and quality service on our spacious liveaboard during all our Phuket dive trips. Our 34.5m by 7.5m steel hulled liveaboard was designed and constructed from the ground up. The purpose of our liveaboard design was to provide the best in terms of comfort, large cabins, stability and safety for all our guests.

As we strongly believe in travelling well, diving should not be an exception. Our scuba liveaboard trips are limited to a maximum of 20 guests which means no overcrowding. Transfer to and from your hotels are included in the itinerary. The cabins on board are fitted with 10-inch mattresses with hotel quality linen and have their own private attached bathrooms.

At our spacious dive deck, our dive operations ensure that guests are allocated their personal seats so that they are able to gear up comfortably. Dive guide ratio is typically 1 to 4 guests or lesser.

Food on board is curated by the season and offers the best cuisine using local ingredients. We serve our dishes a la carte style with a well-balanced menu throughout the cruise.

Embark on your dive trip to the best places in Thailand. Make your diving holiday a hassle-free DiveRACE experience.

Thailand Liveaboard Experience

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Delectable meals served to ensure you never go hungry. International cuisine to suit the palates all of our guests.

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Well furnished cabins with attached private washrooms to provide premium comfort on board. Floating hotel that is stable and secure.

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Our experienced & professional dive guides will show you the wonders each dive site. Maybe take a scuba course and learn new skills.

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Come back for more dive trips to new and old dive destinations. Rest assured that you are in the same good hands.

Delectable food for your dive trip to Thailand

Delectable meals served to ensure you never go hungry. International cuisine to suit the palates all of our guests.

Premium cabins for your dive trip to Thailand

Well furnished cabins with attached private washrooms to provide premium comfort on board. Floating hotel that is stable and secure.

Safe and comfortable Phuket dive trip.

Our experienced & professional dive guides will show you the wonders each dive site. Maybe take a scuba course and learn new skills.

Book a Phuket liveaboard diving trip
Come back for more scuba liveaboard trips to new and old dive destinations. Rest assured that you are in the same good hands.

Of course there’s much more! Get to know what you are really getting.

Thailand Liveaboard Destinations

Phuket is arguably the most popular island destination in the world. It is well known for its beaches and larger than life parties with its people welcoming tourists from all over the world. Being situated in the Andaman Sea, Phuket serves as a hub for tourists to enter Thailand and visit the nearby famous Similan Islands National Park in the Northwest or the beautiful Hin Deang / Hin Muang in the South. These dive destinations are home to an abundance of large pelagics (Whale Sharks and Oceanic Manta Rays) and macro subjects (seahorses, ghost pipefishes, etc). These are definitely the best spots for a dive trip in Thailand!

Best time to visit these islands is from October to May when it is the dry season and diving conditions are at their best. Phuket liveaboard diving is the way to go as multiple day itineraries allow divers to access the islands which are far away from the mainland.

Too Good to be True?

We ain’t bluffing when we say we want to give you an awesome scuba liveaboard trip!
Let our guests tell you what is great about dive trips to Thailand with us!

Excellent5.0 review us onnurse. M. ★★★★★ First time Liveaboard!good staff, fresh foodgood TripGeun Suk (Lecinq S. ★★★★★ i had great time here. all staff were very professional and friendly. Dive masters were knowledgable with diving sites. every meals were awesome. nothing to complaint! great memory and perfect staff. definitely want to visit again!!Seo Yeon P. ★★★★★ 생애 첫 리브어보드!센스쟁이 캡틴과 너무 친절한 직원들 + 지금도 생각나는 너무 맛있는 음식에 예쁜 플레이팅까지!!덕분에 너무나 행복했던 시간이었습니다다시 가게 된다면 무조건 다이브레이스로!!!!!최고!!!!!Shima A. ★★★★★ Amazing hospitality, crew and food. Diving becomes secondary onboard DiveRACE with great people and great vibes. Everything was well taken care of, one just have to turn up with our equipment. Kudos to the management and staff of DiveRACE for accommodating our scuba club even down to the minute details of food preferences and allergies. Wonderful!!!!Sophia L. ★★★★★ I loved the DiveRace liveaboard experience. Such a clean well organised vessel, and the food and the diving was just amazing. I want to keep it a secret, but I guess I shouldn’t be so shellfish🐚🐠…can’t wait to dive with you guys again!Timo O. ★★★★★ Lisa Valentina Elisabeth D. ★★★★★ We had a such a great trip with DIVERACE! This was our first ever live-aboard experience and it was absolutely fantastic. The food on board was excellent. The crew is very professional and helpful. Our dive master was really good! I can be a nervous diver at points but I felt very safe in her capable hands! Unfortunately the conditions in the Similan Islands were not ideal due to thermoclines, but this did not stop Eric and his team from finding alternative dive sites that would give us a worthwhile experience! Because of their knowledge of the different dive sites, we were able to do 18 absolutely wonderful dives. I highly recommend this live-aboard!Amelia S. ★★★★★ My first liveaboard experience and DiveRace sure set the bar high. Apart from being well taken care of by the crew, every meal served was a gourmet experience for the eye and stomach. Cannot wait for my next time on board already.Peter H. ★★★★★ Our pick up from the hotel was 2 hours late and on our last dive we got lost and completely missed the dive site!!! So the fact that I’m thinking about going on the same dive again with DiveRace gives you an idea how great the experience was. The boat was spacious and well appointed, the food was fantastic (Lionel you really need to put photos of it on the website) and the staff were wonderful and helpful (Thanks Pannee) The most important thing was of course the diving, which was extremely well organized (thanks Eric, Arm, special guest star Nico and unofficial dive master Dongwon) I’ve dove the Scimilan islands before but this was a completely different experience which truly showed me why it’s one of the best dive sites in the world. Hopefully see you on board when I next do the trip!George W. ★★★★★ This was our first liveaboard and what an experience it was! The DMs and Crew were excellent, the food was incredible and all the dives were fantastic!Andrea L. ★★★★★ Really nice and friendly crew who will help you throughout the trip. We saw amazing wild life and the dive masters are very knowledgeable. The food was delicious, and the bed was super comfortable! I highly recommend checking out their website!!!!Marcus Y. ★★★★★ Amazing diving trip with probably the best food on a diving boatJavier R. ★★★★★ Hemos estado en muchos vida a bordo , pero sin duda , hemos tenido con nosotros , el mejor de todos . Seguridad , atención personalizada , amabilidad , …. Nos vamos muy contentos y con muchas ganas de volver .Kelvin Kardboard K. ★★★★★ A completely different experience compared to regular recreational diving.The rooms were comfortable and well maintained.The food was amazing with a great mix of cuisine styles.The crew and divemasters were helpful and attentive. The crew offered very informative briefs on the particulars of the dive site, ensured equipments both theirs and individual divers were well maintained and ready for every dive.The divemasters were always looking out for their group and offering advice to improve my dives. They would also accomodate their dive plans to ensure the group is comfortable during diving.The prices might be pricier, but the money was well spent with the excellent food, overall live-aboard experience and the memories made.Susan B. ★★★★★ Superb trip - wonderful diving with a great crew - especial thanks to Penny and all the team who look after us so well - the amazing food and to Eric and all the guys on the dive deck who made the diving so much fun홍지원 ★★★★★ I had the best liveaboard experience on this boat. The food was great, Western-style, and it was always personally served for everyone (not buffet style). All the divemasters were very helpful and professional. Special thanks to Jesse, my divemaster who helped me through my Nitrox course. We spotted two turtles, one octopus, and a whale shark during the trip. All the cabins were perfectly cleaned after the first dive of the day, and private showers were amazing. I strongly recommend this boat to everyone.Hakan E. ★★★★★ It was the best ever. Foods were excellent. Rooms were wide enough. All staff were very caring. We were lucky to saw manta ray 🙂 hope to see you again guys. Thank you allStefan W. ★★★★★ Boat is relatively new, spacious and offers all the necessities that you need for a week on a liveaboard.The crew was fantastic, always helping out with equipment, getting ready to dive and post dive. The kitchen staff did an amazing job preparing a meal for after every dive and considered personal dietary restrictions. Food was served individually. Each meal was different and absolutely delicious. The presentation was so good that everyone took pictures for Instagram ;)I especially appreciated the energy drinks and hot towels after the dive. Really liked to interact with the crew!Dive sites were fantastic. Sometimes the visibility was not the best, of course this is nothing that can be influenced. The guides did an amazing job pointing out local species and checking in on you regularly during the dive.One suggestion for improvement is that the pick-up driver should carry a sign with the liveaboard name on it to make it easier to identify him.Chan T. ★★★★★ Staffs are very helpful & friendly. Very impressive service and foods are way better than expectation. Just one thing can be improve is that the toilet in bedroom (lower deck) has quite a few insects surround..violeta R. ★★★★★ All staffs are so kind and freindly~ Room is clean and food also delicious 😄Christian P. ★★★★★ One of my best liveaboard if not the best 😁👌🤿Thanks to Eric, Victor, Pato, the amazing Chef & Staff 😄이현경 (. ★★★★★ 첫 리브어보드였는데 너무 좋았습니다.밥도 맛있었고 간식도 계속 챙겨줘서 다른 사람들한테도 추천해주고 싶어요.Kendra R. ★★★★★ Excellent boat, excellent, knowledgeable dive masters, super kind and helpful boat crew. Diving was excellent. Boat was comfortable, large rooms, easy to get ready to dive and lots of space, lots of lounge space, great food. Would most definitely come on this boat again.Amin A. ★★★★★ Clean & refurbished boat with a lovely lively crew. Meals were mixed cuisine and always tasty. There’s also a masseur onboard! Last but not least, the diving was fantastic! They always planned it in a way to avoid other diving groups, it felt like we had all the phenomenal sites privately for us!Ajesh N. ★★★★★ Shirleen N. ★★★★★ We had a fantastic trip to the Similans with the Dive Race crew. The dive/general operations were seamless, food was terrific (beautifully plated) and the team genuinely felt happy to be there with the guests. As always, diving at Richelieu was also amazing. Thanks for the memories!Lena T. ★★★★★ First liveaboard. Fantastic experience. Stayed in twin main deck cabin with en-suite which is very comfortable. Lots of space for taking things out of bag. Aircon creates a cool environment. Cabin and toilet cleaned daily. Food is out of this world which is served ala carte. Three meals served daily with tea time. Beautifully presented. Cuisine from different parts of the world- Italian, Korean, Japanese, Thai. BBQ, grilled sea food etc. Crew members are so helpful with dive equipment and preparing for each dive. Drinks served before and after each dive with hot towels first and fourth dives. Service always with a smile. Dive masters were knowledgeable and you feel safe being guided by them with each dive. Good briefing. They are open to suggestions with appropriate grouping. They also gave tips to improve my diving skills and allowed me to practice my dsmb skill which I am very grateful. Divemaster YueMa even took his camera down with dive trip to record our dives and then shared on google drive which I am really pleased as I did not have a camera so it is great to have some underwater photos as memories. In terms of dive sites, Richelieu rock is definitely the best but visibility is extreme poor which is a shame. Other good sites are Tachai Pinnacle and BoonSung Wreck which had better visibility to explore different marine life in and around the wreck. Sites in Similan and Surin islands could have been better if visibility was better but this has nothing to do with the dive boat or the divemasters.All in all this has been a 5* live aboard experience and I can’t wait to go onto another one soon!!!Kai Li O. ★★★★★ Affordable semi-lux liveaboard. Rooms were true to the pictures, comfortable with all amenities working very well. Service and attention to customer’s needs was stellar. Kudos to Eric for managing the ship well and instilling a strong sense of camaraderie amongst the crew which eventually spilled over to the rest of the boat. We looked forward to the food every meal - take a look at the pics as they speak for themselves. Truly an enjoyable experience.Clemens B. ★★★★★ Diving in Thailand has always been on my bucket list. Little did I know that going on a live aboard trip with DiveRace for the first time would be setting a hard to top standard in my early diving career. Apart from the magnificent, colorful and stunning dive spots this boat and the crew have surpassed my expectations. The rooms on both the main and lower deck are very well equipped, clean and have their own bathroom. The entire organization starting with a hot towel after each dive, quick refilling of the tanks, the staff helping you at all times, followed by 4 gourmet cuisine dishes a day leaves you without any wishes. I can only highly recommend choosing DiveRace and would go there anytime again. Thank you Lionel and Itt, the entire crew, other guests and the sea gods.Justin G. ★★★★★ My first live aboard experience, so not much to compare to, but I had an amazing time. Note: I have about 45 dives in total.Cabins were comfortable and spacious (at least on upper deck). Food was actually amazingly good, and good variety. Dives were well spaced out. The service and hospitality is amazing and they do literally everything for you (prepare gear, give you hot towel when you return and hot chocolate… etc.).Divemaster Jess was extraordinary. Very chill but detailed oriented. Let you do what you wanted on dives without micromanaging. Able to find certain rare reef fish.Did not experience sea sickness on this trip. Took a few gravol the first few days but didn’t need scopo patch or anything that intense.Nadezda S. ★★★★★ It was amazing trip, beautiful team: chef, guides, staff who helped divers before and after dives. Good boat, large and clean cabins, 30-32% of Nitrox, hot water in a shower, amazing food (like in the restaurant). I’m impressed. Thank you. And if I go to liveaboard in Thailand , I know the boat and team 🙂 I recommend it.Victoria U. ★★★★★ Hands down best food I’ve had while on a dive vessel. Victor, Jess, Uma, Eric and crew are great! Some incredible diving. Highly recommend!Zhongyuan T. ★★★★★ Cozy room, friendly staff, great food. RecommendEric W. ★★★★★ Best dive operation I've ever been out with. Great boat, excellent knowledgeable guide and dive manager who is obviously genuinely passionate about his guest's dive experience - amazing diving, particularly at Richilieu Rock and all while dodging the crowds!!! (Thank you so much Eric!) Also a fantastic dive deck crew, always on hand at the right time, just as planned I am sure! :)Above the surface was no different and such an important support to our dive trip! The house team were terrific with Penny, the manager obviously making sure that the small group I was part of was not lost in amongst the larger groups that occupied most of the boat. Great food, great service, friendly, warm and welcoming. There was never a moment we were left wanting something. We were at home and that'd be hard to achieve I think when everyone is tired from 4 dives a day and running such a tight schedule! (thanks Penny and Perī̂yw and the many others!).All the staff were so cheerful and helpful and everything, the boat clean and spacious and just seemed to run like clockwork.I'm sad that this trip is over... I'll definitely reccomend DiveRace to anyone wanting to dive the Similans!A1++Kitty Secret B. ★★★★★ great experience with the dive race.food is amazing, crews are friendly, the dives are amazing with the fish that probably the best ever in my diving life.Ayca T. ★★★★★ That was the best boat i have ever seen ..Foods are incredible crew was amazing ..diving time is the special i have everWei T. ★★★★★ Awesome crew, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Nice new boat/facilities/rooms. Every meal was outstanding. Oh and the dives were good too.Nick G. ★★★★★ DiveRace is the perfect liveaboard getaway for those who want the luxury yachting experience but don’t want to break the bank. The vessel, refurbished in 2020, was clean and welcoming; the crew could not have been more friendly and accommodating; the food was above a five start restaurant; and, the diving was stunning.Although jammed packed with diving, there was plenty of time to relax and enjoy the time at sea. Each moment of the trip you felt as if you were the only guest aboard. It’s the perfect trip for avid divers who want to get as many dives in as possible.Veronika N. ★★★★★ Just an amazing experience on a liveaboard with DiveRACE. You can expect nothing more than newly renovated boat, tidy room, 5* service and good diving with experienced dive masters. What gives this liveaboard an extra is the crew that is super warm, friendly and helpful, but what is the absolute best is the food. It is just delicious, looks like from fine dining restaurant and there is plenty. I can recommend DiveRACE for more than 100%.Clement ★★★★★ DiveRACE was an amazing experience - super value for money. Too notch service from staff, friendly instructors and super hospitable boat owner who joined us for our trip to Similan '24. More importantly - the food was chef's kissMitchell D. ★★★★★ This was our first liveaboard experience, and I fear we have been completely spoiled. The staff was always on point in and out of water, a transition always accompanied by a warm towel, a beverage and fruit after each dive. Everything was organized like synchronized clockwork, and each beautifully presented meal was served in a sit down dining fashion that could be the envy of any high end restaurant. Our cabin bed comfortably rocked us to sleep each night, and the private bathroom kept us happily-refreshed by fresh warm water after the longer dives. We were lucky to be with a mature interesting group of professionals (perhaps a benefit of the higher price point), and we learned so much from everyone’s top-notch experience of life under the sea. We will definitely repeat with Lionel and Diverace again. Thank you for an incredible adventure!DPS P. ★★★★★ Very well organised, safe and enjoyable trip to Similan Islands on DiveRace liveaboard!rob P. ★★★★★ Jenny H. ★★★★★ First time LOB. Beyond expectations in respect of transport, room, food and service.The crews are multitask, friendly and helpful in every way possible.Jessica G. ★★★★★ I can’t say enough good things about my experience on the DiveRace. The crew were friendly and incredibly efficient. It was as if they anticipated every need before I even thought to ask. The food was not only beautiful but delicious and generous. Our cabin was comfortable and neat as a pin. Special thanks to Erik for bringing me and my husband on some truly magical dives. As a relatively new diver I appreciated Erik’s experience and his feedback along with a healthy dose of good humour. Thanks very much also to dive master and resident medicine woman Eid (sp?) for the helpful hints and her special recipe for ear drops. I hope to see the DiveRace crew again sometime soon. Best wishes for the New Year!賴偉晉 ★★★★★ Berend Van H. ★★★★★ Good people, good food, Quality dive gear, good guides who speak English very well. They also helped me improve my bottom time with Breathing techniques. Can highly recommend!매직아워 ★★★★★ Nice ship nice crew nice pointChiChi W ★★★★★ Excellent liveaboard experience with DiveRACE at Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock & Boonsung Wreck.The boat condition is modern, spacious, clean and very comfortable. The food is exceptional, possibly the best we've experience of 8 liveaboards. Not only were the flavours great, the menu diverse and the presentation was exquisitely put together by the chefs.The diving was just as great an experience. The dive masters and crew were so attentive and made the the diving super memorable. Dive guide to diver ratio is small which greatly improves the dive experience. Our dive guide, Itt, was just the most lovely guide. Sharing valuable knowledge of marine life and keeping a safe pace on our dives.We couldn't recommend this liveaboard more! Book it!!Toni W. ★★★★★ Fabulous dive trip! Crew is so attentive and professional, food excellent, quality accommodation. Recommended.....we will be back!js_loader

Step by Step Guide on How to Start Your Scuba Liveaboard Trips

Wanna join us on our next dive trip to Thailand?

  • Jul 2, 2020

    Step 1

    Choose your dates or destinations

    We go to multiple locations that allows you to get wet! Short weekend dive trips or long haul dive trips in Thailand - your choice.

  • Step 2

    Choose your cabin type

    coming as a couple or as friends or even as a solo diver? we have all kinds of cabin types to cater to all needs. Large group that want to do full charter - even better!

  • Step 3

    Make payment

    We know it may be tough to make a full payment at times. Fret not! we have spilt the payment into 3 portions.

    • 10% - to confirm your bookings
    • 40% - within 14 days of your bookings
    • 50% - 60 days before your trip departure date

    Notes:

    • 10% payment (you can change your mind within 24hrs and we will fully refund you)
    • If the trip is less than 60days away, full payment will have to be collected (still got 24hrs to consider)
  • Step 4

    Submit Details

    Can’t remember your passport details? Us too. That is why we give you all the time you need to give us the details. Maybe not ALL the time, but you get what we are saying.

  • Step 5

    Pack your bags and here we go

    make sure to pack your swim wear cause you are going for a HOLIDAY! Just don’t forget the rest of the important stuff too - like your passport.

There is always a 1st time

You won’t regret joining our scuba liveaboard trips. For making that giant stride of faith, enjoy a discount code “NOREGRETS” for your 1st time with DiveRACE.